Private Prison Information Act Reintroduced in Congress

hr5838400.1218On Wednesday, December 12, U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) reintroduced the Private Prison Information Act (PPIA) in Congress. The bill, HR 5838, which requires non-federal correctional and detention facilities that house federal prisoners to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), by making certain records available to the public. Current laws do not require private detention and correctional centers, even when contracted by federal authorities, to respond to FOIA requests.

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